Monday, 6 May 2019

One Day At A Time


“The best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time.”

–Abraham Lincoln

Being a rational, logical person I have always worked from the premise that If I did something then the following would be the outcome and maybe in the scientific world that may have been true. But in the real world of relationships and people it certainly doesn’t work like that as I have discovered since coming into program. As it says in the Big Book “serenity is inversely proportional to one’s expectations” and I know now how true this is.

Just recently after having set a boundary with my son I was expecting all sorts of repercussions and imagined him trying to talk me out of my decision and the result was that I lost my serenity and became really anxious. Of course the truth was nowhere like I had imagined and the situation ended very differently from what I had expected. This was a lesson to me once again that things don’t turn out the way we expect them to but the way they are meant to.

One day at a time …

When I let go of any expectations I have of how a situation is going to turn out, I get to keep my serenity and the situation turns out the way it’s supposed to.

~ Sharon S.
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